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Issachar: Son of Jacob and Leah. Ninth of the Twelve Tribes. Progenitor of the Tribe of Issachar, famed for their assiduous Torah study that was financed by the Tribe of Zebulon.
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The arrangement whereby one person supports the other who learns Torah, and the reward is shared between the two of them, has come to be known as a “Yissachar-Zevulun” partnership.
1568 BCE
The incident involving the mandrakes (dudaim) which Reuben, the eldest son of Jacob, found in the field "during the time of the wheat harvest"--recounted in Genesis 30:14-18--occurred on the fifth of Sivan of the year 2197 from creation (1568 BCE).
There are four general customs regarding how to pronounce this name.
1565/1564 BCE
Issachar, the son of Jacob and Leah, ninth of the Twelve Tribes, was born on 10 Menachem Av in Haran. He lived to the age of 122. The tribe of Issachar was well-known for their Torah scholarship, producing many members of the Sanhedrin, the Jewish Supreme...
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“G-d has given me my reward.” (Genesis 30:18) Leah's fifth son, Issachar, embodies the notion of the reward​ that comes from hard work. The painting takes us to the Jezreel valley in the north, where the quilted landscape shows the lush reward of the pion...
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